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Synonyms for relative
ˈrɛl ə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relative, relation(noun)

    a person related by blood or marriage

    "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

    Synonyms:
    sexual relation, congener, intercourse, sexual intercourse, carnal knowledge, recounting, relation back, congenator, copulation, relation, telling, coitus, sex act, congeneric, congress, sexual congress, coition

    Antonyms:
    disproportionate, disproportional, implicit, absolute, unquestioning, infinite, living, direct

  2. relative, congener, congenator, congeneric(adj)

    an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)

    Synonyms:
    congeneric, relation, congenator, congener

    Antonyms:
    disproportionate, infinite, absolute, unquestioning, living, disproportional, direct, implicit

  3. relative, comparative(adj)

    estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete

    "a relative stranger"

    Synonyms:
    proportional, comparative

    Antonyms:
    absolute, living, unquestioning, direct, infinite, implicit, disproportional, disproportionate

  4. proportional, relative(adj)

    properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'

    "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"

    Synonyms:
    proportional, comparative

    Antonyms:
    disproportional, living, disproportionate, direct, implicit, unquestioning, infinite, absolute

Wiktionary

  1. relative(noun)

    Antonyms:
    absolute

  2. relative(adjective)

    Relevant; pertinent

    Antonyms:
    absolute

  3. relative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    absolute

  4. relative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    absolute

  5. relative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    absolute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relative

    Synonyms:
    referring to, not absolute

    Antonyms:
    absolute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    referring (to something else), not absolute

  2. relative(n.)

    Synonyms:
    relation, kinsman, connection

  3. relative(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Gram.) relative pronoun

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. relative(a)

    Synonyms:
    relating, referring, respecting, pertaining, particular, definite, specific, pertinent

  2. relative(n)

    Synonyms:
    relation, kinsman, kinswoman, connection, cognate, agnate

    Associated words:
    nepotism, nepotic, nepotist

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How to say relative in sign language?

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How to use relative in a sentence?

  1. Neha Shresha:

    I'll probably call a relative.

  2. Jim McCormick:

    Real yield in local currency debt relative to developed market debt is near an 8- to 10-year high, and somewhere between 150-200 bps above where we were right before the (2013) taper tantrum, it's not a great environment for local currency ... (but) the protection that you are being offered should get you through the worst part of the mess.

  3. John Thune:

    Hefelt was necessary to take astronger position relative towhat we have so far.

  4. Joan Walsh:

    But you know what’s also sad to me is that this cohort, I wrote about my Irish Catholic working class family, this cohort used to be so patriotic, and so much America—love it or leave it, things that I didn’t like about it, but that was just so stirred by this country’s—what they perceived as its values and much of the same cohort is with Donald Trump—dismissing the Russia allegations, doing nothing to support the people who are trying to get answers, and I find this kind of relative, this relativity about well, you know, if my guy doesn’t think it’s important or if my guy might even be threatened by it, then I don’t care either, that is not patriotism. That is something else entirely.

  5. Gordon Humphrey:

    John exudes energy, he's dynamic, jeb Bush is brilliant and was a great governor, but he just doesn't seem dynamic to me. I think that would explain why, unexpectedly why, John Kasich is doing so very well here, especially when relative to Jeb Bush.


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